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Irwin makes more Blue Groove durable

The new IRWIN Blue Groove Power is over 50 times more durable than standard flat bits.

Irwin makes more Blue Groove durable

It’s the first wood drill flat bit to use IRWIN’s pioneering Bi-Metal technology, creating a drill bit with speed and durability – even in nail-embedded wood.

Tradesmen find it frequently frustrating when the drill bits strike a nail, causing standard flat bits to become locked or break.

The two high performance components of Bi-Metal technology, high speed steel and carbon steel, have their own attributes and benefits. The high-speed steel edge provides durability and allows nail cutting, while the carbon steel body gives the bit flexibility.

Each bit in the Blue Groove Power range has a self-feeding tip which helps to pull it through materials, as well as three cutting edges which enhance chip removal for a fast, clean hole.

The new IRWIN Blue Groove Power will be in stock from 1 March 2010, in eight different sizes ranging from 14mm – 32mm, as well as two different three-piece-sets.

Paul Jakeway, trade marketing manager at IRWIN, said: “Our research indicated that many professionals find nail hits intensely frustrating, time-consuming and costly, so we set out to a design drill bit that eliminates this problem and drills quickly and cleanly through nail-embedded wood.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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